Hello, Reader! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm glad you're here.
I'm Sarah Garfinkel and I'm a writer, editor, and educator. I live in Google Docs and also San Francisco.
I write humor and satire for the New Yorker, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, and Electric Literature, among other fun publications. I'm at work on new creative nonfiction essays which can feel scary but mostly rewarding and fun! Sometimes I interview authors because I want to learn all their secrets. I'm also an assistant editor of "Funny Women" on The Rumpus.
I teach writing at Harvard University, Columbia University, Write the World, and 1:1. I've been lucky to work with students all over the world, both remotely and in-person. I love creating and adapting original curriculum for all ages. Genres of writing I teach include personal narrative, opinion/Op-ed, academic essay, college essay, and humor. I'm also developing curriculum for a few brand-new courses (ooh la la!).
If you found this page because you are looking for 1:1 college/graduate school essay coaching, upcoming writing workshops, and/or my humor/essay/Op-ed editing services, then please send a message via the form at the bottom of the page. Let me know which services interest you!
Humor & Satire
The New Yorker
McSweeney's Internet Tendency
- included in Best of the Year Editor's Picks of 2021
- included in Best of the Year Editor's Picks of 2020
- included in Best of the Year Editor's Picks of 2019
Education & Culture
Journal of Child Language
GARFINKEL, S., ROWE, M., BOSACKI, S., & BANASIK-JEMIELNIAK, N. (2023). “Mom said it in quotation marks!” Irony comprehension and metapragmatic awareness in 8-year-olds. Journal of Child Language, 1-24. doi:10.1017/S0305000923000399
Teaching & Editing
Interested in my writing workshops or freelance editing/coaching services? Feel free to reach out via the form below.